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How Specific Do You Want

By Matthew Yglesias

"How Specific Do You Want"


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As part of the AP’s continuing descent into absurdity they covered Barack Obama’s speech with this long, editorializing-heavy whine about an alleged lack of specifics. This in particular is bizarre:

He said he would “cut taxes for 95 percent of all working families,” but did not say how.

How? His staff would have to work with the staffs of the relevant members of congress on writing a bill. Then the bill needs to get out of committee, pass the House and the Senate, maybe go through a conference committee process and then be signed into law. What does he mean how?

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